So because Bon Iver is kind of relevant right now, even though they aren't actually a "new artist," I thought they'd be a good choice for a Music -> Decor post.
Their music is a bit folky, but truly beautiful, romantic, and even haunting. In a way, it makes me feel homesick for a place that I never actually experienced. When I began looking for interior design photos that conveyed the vibe I get from this music, I initially focused on Bon Iver's song "Holocene." I envision this haven of glowing warmth in the middle of a cold, desolate place. I started searching for images using descriptions like "Scandinavian farmhouse," "winter cabin," and "Fair Isle decor." And then after finding all my photos, I watched the song's music video for the first time as I put this post together. Well let me tell you folks, music is a magical thing.
To me, Bon Iver's song "Skinny Love" creates a sense of youthful romance, innocence, and probably because I know that Bon Iver came into existence after Justin Vernon moved back home to Wisconsin, a feeling of nostalgia for the cozy love-filled house one grew up in. Now, I don't think the video's that great, as one Youtube commenter said, "I like the song but the music video is like he gave a teenager a bag of shrooms and a video camera." Ha! But the song is still wonderful.
And now, for Bon Iver's music translated into home decor, I went for soft and cozy textures, kitschy vintage decor that my generation may have grown up with, intimate spaces, neutrals and "warm" dark colors:
Have you heard of Bon Iver? Who do you think needs to win a Grammy?